Monthly Archives: August 2010

Salaries and Experience

Experience matters in setting your salary, but Steve Jones reminds us there are different types of experience, and there’s more to life than money. Continue reading

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Does Join Order Matter?

According to Conor Cunningham, it doesn’t. I have heard that there are issues in the optimizer, and to be sure, there are cases where the order can matter, but for most normal queries, most inner joins, order doesn’t matter. As … Continue reading

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I Love the SQL Community

Steve Jones talks about the SQL Community and why it’s so great. Hint: it’s the people. Continue reading

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Project Phoenix

A great new project kicked off by MVP Arnie Rowland is available to people out there struggling with their careers, but looking to continue to grow them. Continue reading

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NetFlix and Null

There are some progressive companies out there, and I think they are doing some very interesting things with how they treat employees and work with them. One thing that Netflix does, and I’ve seen others do, is eliminate the tracking … Continue reading

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Connectify

It’s a wired world. You’d think by this point, most major hotels, at least those costing upwards of $100/night, would have good wired, or wireless connections for their guests. I’d like it to be free, but I’d settle for good … Continue reading

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Individual Contributions

Each person on a team, or even in a company, can contribute something. Steve Jones reminds us not to assume we are better than others because of our job. Continue reading

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SQL Saturday #28 – Keynote

I was honored to be asked to do the keynote for SQL Saturday #28 in Baton Rouge recently. It’s taken me longer than expected to process this and upload it, but here is my keynote speech from a couple weeks … Continue reading

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SQL Saturday #28 – Slides and Impressions

I’m late, I suck, but here’s some things I started in Baton Rouge and am just now getting out.   First, I’ll add my slides to the SQL Saturday site soon. I did two presentations and the keynote, which I … Continue reading

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The DBA Financial Analyst

Will DBAs need to perform more complex financial analysis of the options they consider when building and tuning software systems? Steve Jones thinks it might be a skill needed in cloud computing. Continue reading

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